Biden tours New Orleans' aging water plant

7 May 2021
2021-05-07 11:07

US President Joe Biden highlighted aging bridges and water treatment plants on Thursday as he stood in reliably Republican Louisiana to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Even as he engages with Republicans in Washington, Biden is trying to sell their voters on the idea that higher corporate taxes can provide $115 billion for roads and bridges and hundreds of billions of dollars more to upgrade America's electrical grid, make the water system safer, rebuild homes and jump-start the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

The White House said in a statement, that the aging plant was not operating at full capacity due to water main breaks and other equipment failures. The American Jobs Plan includes a $111 billion investment for clean, safe drinking water.

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